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Old 11-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #11
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Of course you do, Nat...

Do you actually HAVE the largest windshield, or the largest hole where a windshield WAS?
How large is a VanHool windshield?



If the glass is in, you may have the biggest one, but IDK the VanHool guys' may be bigger.
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:54 PM   #12
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I'm debating what to do with mine as well. I want to have the area open enough so that I'm not seperated from the festivities while I'm driving, but able to be closed off for insulation. I was thinking about framing the opening in a little bit and using a large double layer blanket as a curtain. I don't want all my insulation work to go down the drain.
Maybe a sliding door and/or some windows?
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:20 PM   #13
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I've no plans for a wall between the cab and living area. Especially since SWMBO gets motion
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:26 PM   #14
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Of course you do, Nat...

Do you actually HAVE the largest windshield, or the largest hole where a windshield WAS?
How large is a VanHool windshield?



If the glass is in, you may have the biggest one, but IDK the VanHool guys' may be bigger.
[moderator edit] If my glass is in or not is not relevant. If I had as many months above freezing as you do, my bus would be done. Why is yours taking so long?

VanHool is not a School bus.

So yes, I have the largest windshield in a skoolie, on skoolie.net.

I would also hate to be the one having to pay to replace the curved galss windshield in the VanHool. My friend says they start at $2500 and up.

Do you really want us to get out our tape measures? Or you going to stop your trolling and let this forum operate at a normal friendly level?

Now back to the topic.

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Old 11-18-2015, 06:02 PM   #15
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I have yet to see a bus where a solid wall behind the driver didn't make the living quarters feel like a dark tiny cabin. Acrylic doesn't provide much insulation, but it doesn't interfere as badly visually either, so it's that or curtains for us unless someone can suggest a cheap sliding wall mechanism that doesn't waste a lot of space.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:25 PM   #16
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I'm thinkin' part/half wall behind the drivers seat so I can mount a flat screen TV for others to watch while driving.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:35 AM   #17
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So why DOES anyone build a skoolie up instead of just buying a ready to roll rig?

So they can make it any way they want.

One man's perfection is another man's POS.

Skoolies are like life. Just do it your way and roll with it. Perfection is 100% subjective.
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:29 AM   #18
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So why DOES anyone build a skoolie up instead of just buying a ready to roll rig?

So they can make it any way they want.

One man's perfection is another man's POS.

Skoolies are like life. Just do it your way and roll with it. Perfection is 100% subjective.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:27 AM   #19
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Hey, Nat, what is a chloroplast backside? My google search just gives me cell biology stuff. I'd really like to do something similar, since I will be making panels for the windows to block what I can. I just didn't think the windshield would be a possibility, mostly due to the size of the panels needed and where to store them when not used.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:37 AM   #20
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Corrugated Plastic. Pretty cool stuff. A guy I know named Paul Elkins builds all sorts of stuff from it. Even boats!
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